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ABOUT TOWN

EMBARKING ON A NEW ADVENTURE

La Jolla’s favorite neighborhood pet shop, Decker’s Dog + Cat, is happy to announce that they’re opening a second shop in Bay Park (next to Sprouts) late this spring. Co-owner Cody Decker calls this a labor of love because he’s building it all with his own two hands! Offering a similar selection of items as the La Jolla store, the new shop is a little larger, meaning even more collars, leashes, harnesses, nutritious pet food brands, and toys. Watch for the “We’re Open” sign! Decker’s Dog + Cat, 7928 Ivanhoe Ave, La Jolla & 3055 Clairemont Dr, San Diego 858.999.0153 deckerspets.com

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OHHH, THIS SOURDOUGH!

We’re obsessed with the sourdough bread they make at Ranch 45. Sourdough bread is slow-fermented using a starter instead of yeast to make it rise. According to Ranch 45’s General Manager Pam Schwartz this starter dates back about 100 years. The crispy, almost crackly, crust yields to a soft, slightly chewy center with that characteristic tangy flavor of sourdough bread. Baked fresh on the premises, the restaurant uses it for sandwiches, toast, and to complement its hearty dishes. Best yet, you can buy a whole loaf and take it home. Watch for more goodies from Ranch 45 soon, as they add a butcher shop and gourmet market. Ranch 45, 512 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, 858.461.0092 ranch45.com

RAISING THE BAR FOR SHAMPOO

Aveda is dedicated to caring for the world we live in while taking beautiful care of our hair. Take the new Shampure Nurturing Shampoo Bar, for example. Barbara Iacometti, the owner of Details SalonSpa, carries the full line of Aveda products in her shop says. “Shampure is made with Abyssinian oil,” she says. It gently cleanses and provides weightless long-lasting nourishment, and it has this fragrant, calmingblend of 25 pure flower and plant essences.” The bar form is package-free, concentrated, and perfect for travel! Details SalonSpa, 4993 Niagara Ave, Ste 205, Ocean Beach 619.222.6777 detailssalonspa.com

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IF THE SHOE DOESN’T FIT, RETURN IT!

If you’ve been doing more running, hiking, or walking lately—slow down a sec and ask yourself: Do my toes ever tingle or get numb? Any black toenails? Do my socks slip in my shoes? Feet swell with exercise, so your shoes need to give you a little more room in just the right places. The entire staff at Just Run is trained to fit you with the proper size shoe, plus they have a 60-day Guaranteed Fit policy. And get excited. Just Run’s Thursday night Run Club is starting up again soon. Follow @justrunsd for updates, and stop in to chat. Running is good for you and so is talking about it! Just Run, 5490 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla 858.412.4247 justrunsd.com

THE NEW PLACE TO BE

When La Jolla resident and owner of Be Boutique, Lisa Harrison, opened a pop-up store featuring Liverpool Los Angeles fashions last summer, she was moved by its phenomenal success. So moved, she decided to move her shop from Little Italy to La Jolla! “Liverpool Los Angeles is a total wardrobe solution designed for the La Jolla lifestyle,” Lisa says. “On trend, superior fitting clothes at an exceptional value. They’re easy-to-wear styles you’ll wear again and again.” Be Boutique is the only store in La Jolla that carries the Liverpool Los Angeles brand (and others.) Be Boutique, 7918 Ivanhoe, La Jolla, 858.352.6398 beboutiquesd.com

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“C” ME NOW!

Looking more tired—or dare we say older—than you feel? The small-but-mighty clean skincare company, Natura Culina, has launched yet another powerful new plant-based product: “C” Me Vitamin C Serum with loads of anti-aging benefits. It’s a blend of Vitamin C to help reduce skin discoloration and extract from the tremella mushroom (aka snow mushroom), which is known for its ability to help skin retain moisture and hydration. “C” Me Vitamin C Serum provides restoring benefits while leaving the skin hydrated, which encourages elasticity and reduces visible signs of aging. We’ve tried it and love it. Now it’s your turn! Seeing—or C-ing—is believing! Send them an email at info@naturaculina.com with About Town in the subject line, provide your full name and mailing address, and they’ll send you a free sample. Natura Culina, Santa Barbara info@naturaculina.com naturaculina.com

AT ANY SIZE, YOU’RE THE STAR

Because beauty comes in all sizes, ICONS Boutique has fashions in every size from XS to XL, 2 to 16, and ICONS Curve plus. Sophisticated, stylish pieces by Joseph Ribkoff, Dolcezza, Lisette, Marble, FDJ, David Cline…the list goes on. What’s more, the owner, Jenna Motta, has a way of making you feel like a star. She’ll get to know your individual taste and lifestyle and help you find what will suit you best. It’s what Jenna calls “personalized boutique shopping.” Stop in between 11 am and 4 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, or make an appointment. Please, just keep the paparazzi outside. ICONS Boutique, 263 S Hwy 101, Solana Beach 760.402.5366 iconsfashion.com

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ALL DECKED OUT

All three levels of Del Mar Plaza are alive again! The ocean view deck is a central hub for the Del Mar community, complete with places to hang out, play games, and people watch. Best yet, the ocean view deck features free live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5 to 7 pm. Do some shopping, order a drink, and find a spot on the deck to listen to the music as you watch the sun sink into the sea. Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 858.847.2284 delmarplaza.com